Wednesday Vignette - Colorful Coneflowers
|echinacea purpurea magnus 'Purple Coneflower' and echinacea purpurea white swan 'White Swan Coneflower'|
I believe the original coneflower, Echinacea Purpurea is an american native flower. This species has been cultivated into a wide variety of colors. I grow echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' (a close looking cousin) in a few places as it's very hardy, colorful and a magnet for bees & butterflies.
When the coneflowers in my garden start to bloom, I feel that summer has well and truly arrived. Coneflowers make me think about wide, open spaces and of I love watching to see which kinds of butterflies will visit these easy to land on flowers.
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